Arena Football Preview: Monday Night Match-Up of Unbeatens

Stephen ZsigaContributor IApril 27, 2008

Dorthy, this ain't Kansas anymore.  It, is appropriately dubbed, the Broad Street Brawl.  This isn't your normal mid-season clash of unbeatens, like the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts match-up always has potential to be.  This isn't even an NFL match-up.  It's only the first time ever this late in an AFL season that two unbeaten teams, Dallas (7-0) and Philadelphia (8-0), have met.  And what a contest it should be.

Monday Night Football on the four-letter network takes a whole new stance tomorrow night, as the unbeaten Dallas Desperados visit the also unbeaten Philadelphia Soul at 8:00 PM ET on the deuce.

Dallas and Philly, just like in the real football league, are divisional rivals.  Which adds even more hype to this contest.  They will meet again in Dallas week 15 of the regular season.  There is even more intrigue to this match-up for both teams.  In spite of both being undefeated, both teams had lost their starting Quarterbacks for four games each this season, yet have both still found ways to keep winning.

Dallas has done it behind the leadership, even when he missed time, of maybe the best to ever play the game in Quarterback Clint Dolezel.  With 884 career TD passes, Dolezel will soon reach the 900 TD mark, which is unmarked territory for anyone who's ever picked up a football.

Philadelphia has marched to their undefeated mark behind the stellar play of their wide receivers.  Their top three wide outs, Chris Jackson, Larry Brackins, and Darius Watts, have combined this year for 48 touchdowns.  Brackins and Watts both are former NFL entities, who struggled to produce in the League, but fit in very nicely in the AFL.

Keeping it real however, this is a football game in the middle of springtime, immediately following the conclusion of the NFL draft.  So how important can this game really be?  You be the judge.  But one thing is guaranteed-A lot of scoring, a lot of fun and a very entertaining (indoor) football game.